Lancashire's James Anderson took two wickets on the opening day of the Ashes in Australia as Stuart Broad dominated proceedings.
England stumbled to a precarious 35 for three in their unexpected battle to protect a 2-0 series lead and retain the Ashes.
Lancashire County Cricket Club has signed Leicestershire all-rounder Wayne White on a three-year deal.
The second ashes test match gets underway tonight and former Lancashire and England all rounder Andrew Flintoff hopes all the focus will be on the play and not what people say.
Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined after the first test when a television microphone picked up him warning Burnley's Jimmy Anderson to 'get ready for a broken arm'.
Flintoff was no stranger to a bit of verbal sparring with the Aussies in his playing career and he thinks it's all harmless banter.
Lancashire will mark their return to cricket's top flight with a trip to Trent Bridge.
The Second Division champions will face Nottinghamshire in their opening match of the County Championship on April 6th.
All championship games will start on a Sunday next season.
There'll be at least five roses matches against Yorkshire with a game in each competition.
2014 will also mark Lancashire's 150th anniversary.
We are under way on day 5, with Australia declaring and setting England 332 to win. Great effort by Matt Merchant & his groundstaff as well
11.30 start here at Emirates Old Trafford providing there is no more rain. Australia have declared.
The umpires will make a further inspection at 10.45am to assess conditions, but it is very wet. Groundstaff continuing to mop up
Play in the third Test of the Ashes has stopped for lunch with Australia on 392-5.
Australia captain Michael Clarke will begin the afternoon session just 32 runs short of a double century.
England's cricketers are taking to the pitch at Old Trafford to the familiar strains of Jerusalem.
They face a defiant Australia on 303 for three at the start of the second day of the third Test.
England's cricketers face a wet Manchester morning on the second day of the third Test as Australia resumes batting.
Australia dominated the proceedings at Old Trafford yesterday ending the day on 303-3.